Move to Gable Drive Hockerton Nottinghamshire Contact us Almost gone! SSTC now sold, HOWEVER THERE IS NOW 2024 A HOUSE FOR SALE IN HHP, FIND OUT MORE.

There is a unique opportunity to purchase one of the most energy efficient homes in the UK, nestled in the rural village of Hockerton, near the bustling country town of Southwell and next door to the Hockerton Housing Project a world-renowned sustainable development.

Eco home lake view 7 Gables Drive Hockerton

SOLD Eco home lake view  Gables Drive Hockerton

This home offers a fantastic opportunity to live in a house fit for the future. Warm and comfortable living with built in resilience. The space is flexible and full of light with a very spacious conservatory to the south. The garden is landscaped, spacious and teaming with wildlife.  The house sits close to other “eco” houses with a good social feel. The local pub is just a short walk away. Southwell just over the hill offers good shops, restaurants, schools and many other amenities within a thriving community. Full details available in the sale brochure here. The super insulated earth sheltered design works very well indeed at keeping bills to a minimum and the environmental impact low. It is a 2 or 3 bedroom home so suitable for singles to small families. It would be an ideal place to grow up in! So “How to buy an eco home in Nottinghamshire”,

Contact us now before it’s gone to arrange a viewing and put in your offer.

Property Location:

Gables Drive, Hockerton, Southwell, Notts NG25 0QU.

Tenure: 999-year lease with annual peppercorn rent in perpetuity.

 Guide Price: Offers sought over £392 000 for quick sale.

According to The Move Market Last sold for £360 000 in 2016 and now worth £408 000

Eco homes or passive house or green houses come in many names but this is a very special opportunity!

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Date posted: April 24, 2021 | Author: | 1 Comment »

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Sustainable construction – what is thermal mass? Lets have a look at what this means:

Lets start with what is Sustainable Construction?

Sustainability is the creation and maintenance of systems that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

There are three key interacting aspects to sustainability: economic, environmental and social.  If one of these is lacking, people will find it difficult to meet their needs.

The challenge for self-builders or any new-build is keeping costs of the build under control, but it is important to not let short-term costs deter you from making long-term savings from lower energy and water costs.

The principles of high thermal mass and passive solar gain work in HHP homes to eliminate the need for artificial heating.  It also underlines the priority we give to helping people develop and deliver low budget, low tech and buildable designs.

What is thermal mass?

Thermal mass‘ describes a material’s capacity to absorb, store and release heat. For example water and concrete have a high capacity to store heat and are referred to as ‘high thermal mass‘ materials.

Thermal mass acts as a thermal battery. During summer it absorbs heat during the day and releases it by night keeping the house comfortable. In winter the same thermal mass can store the heat from the sun and release it much later, helping the home stay warm.

Thermal mass is not a substitute for insulation. To be effective, thermal mass must be integrated with  appropriate design techniques such as areas of glazing facing the appropriate directions, tight construction and insulation on the outside of the mass.

So how does this work?

Thermal mass reduces the need for any form of whole house heating in the Hockerton homes.  The house construction of concrete creates thermal mass because it is insulated on the outside.  The mass stores the energy from the sun, our bodies and incidental gains to keep the houses at a constant temperature throughout the year typically around 20 degrees.  In the summer the houses feel cool and in the winter they feel warm.

More information on Thermal performance and the construction of HHP houses are available here and from the concrete centre.

If you would like to find out more click here.

Sustainable construction - what is thermal mass?

Sustainable construction – what is thermal mass and how does it help

We can help you apply those principles to your project – whether it’s a new-build or renovation of an existing home.


Date posted: April 1, 2021 | Author: | No Comments »

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